New Cancer test....WOW!

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Beckster
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Location: New Jersey

New Cancer test....WOW!

Postby Beckster » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 pm

tonight on the news, breaking news came out about a 10 minute cancer test that can be done in the dr. office. It is not ready for patient use, but it looks very promising...The article below explains the research

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/health/1 ... index.html
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17, 6/18/18 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

Punky44
Posts: 121
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Re: New Cancer test....WOW!

Postby Punky44 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:09 am

Wow is right. I hope we see some amazing breakthroughs in our lifetime...or like, now.
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Trying total neoadjuvant therapy—chemo first, then short course radiation, then surgery
11/5/18 started Folfox—3 down, 5 to go!

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

Koreysue
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: New Cancer test....WOW!

Postby Koreysue » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:18 am

Well that’s interesting!
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8


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